New Patent Suggests The DualShock 5 May Feature Wireless Charging

New Patent Suggests The DualShock 5 May Feature Wireless Charging

Following on from the rumours around sweat and heart rate monitoring, Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed another interesting controller patent that suggests the DualShock 5 may also feature some form of wireless charging.

The patent filing (which you can peruse here), describes an attachment to the back/bottom of the controller similar to the recently-released DualShock 4 Back Button attachment that would feature additional buttons as well as wireless charging capabilities.

The accompanying images also suggest that the charge could come from the top surface of the console itself – something I actually suggested should be a feature on Episode 33 of the WellPlayed DLC Podcast. Have a look for yourself:

This would definitely be a cool feature if it does eventually come to the PlayStation 5/DualShock 5, and I quite like the idea that it’s an optional extra that won’t add more cost the already-supposedly-costly console itself. 

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.